Marilyn Kay, MD, Neuro-ophthalmology Specialist and Vice Chair of Education, Announces Retirement

Marilyn Kay, MD, associate professor, neuro-ophthalmology specialist and vice chair of education and faculty development has announced her retirement. Dr. Kay’s last day is June 30, 2021.

Dr. Marilyn Kay joined the UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in 2012 as a visiting associate professor. Dr. Kay was quickly promoted to associate professor in 2013. She earned a reputation of being available and responsive to both faculty and trainees due to her extensive neuro-ophthalmology knowledge. Dr. Kay has served as the vice chair of education and faculty development since 2018.

Dr. Kay received her doctor of medicine from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, followed by a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine Cullen Eye Institute in Houston, Texas. Dr. Kay is a devoted teacher and physician, and she will be greatly missed.

I absolutely loved and looked forward to my clinic days with Dr. Kay. Her depth of experience and knowledge truly enriched my time in Madison. I also appreciated the time she took to talk to me about things outside ophthalmology. She will be missed by her patients, residents and colleagues. I wish her the absolute best! – Tyler Boulter, MD, Chief Resident, Class of 2022

Dr. Kay has been a great mentor and educator for the residents, and we will miss her quick wit and guidance while managing challenging cases. Enjoy retirement! – Paige Richards, MD, Resident, Class of 2022